Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 93   |   24 May 2016
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Lot 1142





Estimate: 2'500 CHF   |   Starting price: 2'000 CHF Price realized: 4'000 CHF
THE OSTROGOTHS
Theoderic, 493-526
Pseudo-Imperial Coinage. In the name of Anastasius, 491-518. Solidus, Mediolanum 493-526, AV 4.48 g. DN ANASTA – SIVS PP AVC Pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, three-quarters r., holding spear and decorated shield with horseman and fallen enemy motif. Rev. VICTORI – A AVCCC monogram of Theoderic Victory standing l., holding long jewelled cross; in l. field, MD (in monogram), in r., star and in exergue, CONOB. BMC Vandals –. Kraus 10 var. (this obverse die but CONOBI on exergue). Urlich-Bansa 195. MIB I, 17b var. (this obverse die but CONOBI on exergue). Lacam –. MEC I, –. Metlich 21 (this coin illustrated).
Exceedingly rare, apparently three specimens known of which this is the only
one in private hands. Traces of mounting, otherwise about very fine
Ex Sternberg sale XVII, 1986, Hahn collection, 729.
This coin formerly belonged to the Hahn collection. It is the only example in private hands, the other three known being in museums.

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